March 19, 2014 Subject:
It won't last
Good overview on what television promised to the masses post World War II. This was in terms of jobs, not programming. Plenty of jobs were to be had, everything from the production of the tvs, sales to even work in the studios themselves. Everyone had TV fever back theb! 200 dollars for a tv in 1941 or so in today's prices would amount to 3000 dollars. But.. everyone was waiting for one!
October 2, 2008 Subject:
What a treasure!
Even though the sound was a bit soft, I wouldn't have passed up seeing the old NBC logo for nothing!
September 27, 2006 Subject:
Possibly the best film in the archive, this film brilliantly shows early television. i loved seeing the NBC ident from the 40's, footage of which may not exist anywhere else. We get to see early television, something thats very hard to see. If you love television, you simply must download this film. I love the public domain!. Big thanks Mr Prelinger!
July 14, 2006 Subject:
Getting ready for TV
Excellent 1945 documentary that informed the American civilians about the television industry that was ready to expand and develop. This film was made just before War II ended in Europe. Excellent photography & narration.
April 7, 2005 Subject:
Great film showing the earlier making of television, good shots of the hunkie heavy big studio equipment they used to use. I wonder what they would of thought of TV cameras small enough to hold in your hand back then.
December 25, 2004 Subject:
I was there
I am old enough to remember the first time I saw a TV picture, and growing up in Schenectady, I remember visiting the WRGB studio when it looked pretty much as in the film.
This brings back lots of memories.
Reviewer:Steve Nordby -
August 18, 2003 Subject:
Get a job!
Part of a series of post-WWII job recruitment films aimed at soon-to-be ex-servicemen. Of great historical interest and reasonably accurate about television behind the scenes and in the future.